Published on March 12th, 2018 | by admin
The Man of Tomorrow, a Robot and an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Walk Into an Expo… It’s No Joke, It’s Supanova 2018 Melbourne and Gold Coast!
A star-studded list of convention favourites, including Tom Welling (Smallville, Lucifer), Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Rogue One, Powerless) and Elizabeth Henstridge (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), are just some of the new special guests Supanova Comic Con & Gaming have confirmed for their epic April events in Melbourne (21–22 April) and Gold Coast (28-29 April).
Welling’s addition to the line-up is no small feat – after 10 seasons as the lead on the critically acclaimed Smallville, he now co-stars on Lucifer and his trip to Supanova will only be his second non-San Diego Comic-Con appearance in the geek world.
Tudyk is the quintessential pop culture star appearing in numerous genre productions, who literally stole the show as ‘K-2SO’ in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and charmingly spoofs himself in Con Man. Meanwhile Henstridge is enjoying the kudos that comes with an increasingly exceptional five-season run on S.H.I.E.L.D. as ‘Jemma Simmons’.
But that’s not all! Supanova is also proud to announce action star Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite, Spawn, The Dark Knight), The Walking Dead’s Daniel Newman, voice-acting stars Stephanie Nadolny (Dragon Ball Z) and Todd Haberkorn (Soul Eater); the sensational breakout Overwatch stars, Anjali Bhimani and Carolina Ravassa; and Supanova alumni John Jarratt (Wolf Creek).
For lovers of comics, Tom Taylor (X-Men: Red, All-New Wolverine, Injustice 2), Jon Sommariva (TMNT: Amazing Adventures, Batman TMNT Adventures), David Yardin (Jean Grey, Extraordinary X-Men), Dean Rankine (The Simpsons and Futurama comics), and Darren Close (Killeroo) will appear across both cities, while Katie Houghton-Ward, Mike Krome and Bruce Mutard sign on for Melbourne and Wayne Nichols, Adam Nichols, Craig Phillips and Alisha Jade confirm for Gold Coast.
Recent Aurealis Award-winner Maria Lewis (Who’s Afraid?) leads the new additions for the authors, joined by Victoria Aveyard (The Red Queen), Keri Arthur (Riley Jenson Guardian, Souls of Fire & Outcast), Corey J. White (Killing Gravity), Lynette Noni (The Medoran Chronicles), Ian Irvine (Three Worlds, The Gates of Good and Evil) and a special Gold Coast appearance from Marianne Curley (Guardians of Time trilogy).
If all that wasn’t enough, you can also enjoy the pop sounds of Australian geek singer-songwriter Meri Amber at both events.
Packed with pop culture A-listers, the latest announcement covers off film, TV, comics, book and music while expanding on an impressive bill that already hosts the likes of Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, The Thick of It, Torchwood), John Barrowman (Torchwood, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Pearl Mackie (Doctor Who).
Supanova is a celebration of fandom, where the worlds of film and television, fantasy, comic books, anime, sci-fi, cartoons, books, gaming and collectables comes to life! There’s something for everyone, including ‘cosplay’ (costume-role play), fan clubs, musical performances, creative master classes, celebrity Q&As, wrestling, tournaments, competitions and an expo full of shopping possibilities.
Tickets are on sale now with Autograph Tokens for all Supa-Star guests on sale Wednesday 28th February, via Moshtix.
The list of already announced April Tour guests include:
- Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, The Thick of It, Torchwood)
- John Barrowman (Torchwood, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow)
- Pearl Mackie (Doctor Who)
- Bob Morley (The 100, Home & Away, Neighbours)
- Lindsey Morgan (The 100, General Hospital)
- Walter Jones (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
- Arryn Zech (RWBY, Red vs Blue)
- Jen Brown (RWBY, Red vs Blue)
- Arthur Adams (Longshot, Monkeyman and O’Brien, Uncanny X-Men)
- Joyce Chin (Guy Gardner: Warrior, Xena: Warrior Princess, Red Sonja)
- Mike Grell (Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Jon Sable)
- Al Barrionuevo (Storm, Legion, Teen Titans)
- Stewart McKenny (Star Wars: Clone Wars, Batman: The Brave and The Bold)
- Terry Brooks (Author – The Shannara Chronicles, Landover, Word/Void)